TinyCut

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Tiny Cut

Release status: concept

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Description
a transportable laser cutter
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Tiny Cut in action


More details are available on the French language version of this page.

For our school project, we want to develop a transportable laser cutter. We are basing our work on the FoldaRap2 because we work in the same lab as Emmanuel.


Goals of this project: We want to develop this machine using off-the-shelves parts or existing projects and technologies. We want to be able, in this project, to create a tiny portable laser cutter in less than 4 months.

Concurrence

With 600€ you can purchase a small laser cutter

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/High-Precise-and-High-Speed-USB-CO2-Laser-Engraver-Engraving-Cutting-Machine-/170934801974?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27cc821636

Specifications

  • Printed Parts: 20-21
  • Non-Printed Parts: Laser tube, laser PSU, optical parts, laser water cooling, air assist,
  • Cost: 400 € estimate
  • Cutting Size: 200mm x 200mm
  • Resolution : about ?? mm
  • Speed: ?? mm/s

Special Features

  • Mobile!
  • Portable
  • Modular
  • Innovative
  • Based on standard/cheap 20x20mm aluminium extrusion (with 6mm slot)
  • Easy to build, with few tools (the printed parts are based on a 20mm grid (for overall aesthetic and mostly to ease the design), are generally 3-4mm thick, and fit the beams in a way you have nothing to measure during the assembly
  • With a real CO2 laser tube
  • Small (the entire machine is going to be about 300*300*300 mm) smaller when folded
  • Big RED Power Safety Switch (my favourite detail ^^)
  • Cutting area 200 x 200 mm
  • Easy to place on the work surface (the machine is placed on the material, not the material inside the small machine)

R&D

our facebook

Inspiration

Some details that I found interesting, related, or want to integrate to this idea of a portable laser cutter.

External links, media/press, etc.

We like feedback from the community:

  1. marinosaurus page mention to be doing this project.
  2. User:Marinosaurus


History // forecast

  • 2013/02: beginning
  • 2013/03: Bills of materials, sourcing, buying
  • 2013/04: Developing CO2 and printing test, Receving the part.
  • 2013/05: Assembling work, and presentation of the project for our school.


Bill of Material Tiny Cut